Lily Collins Says Ted Bundy’s Real-Life Girlfriend Was A “Positive Light” On-Set

We’re just two days away from FINALLY seeing what this Zac Efron / Ted Bundy movie is all about as Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is finally dropping on Netflix.

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In the lead-up to the film’s release, Lily Collins, who plays Bundy’s girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, opened up about meeting the real woman in order to better assume her character.

“I went and met the woman that I play. It was really helpful,” she said. “She was so gracious, giving me material to look at and speaking to me.”

The highly anticipated film focuses on Kloepfer and Bundy’s relationship prior to his capture.

Kloepfer (who now goes by Liz Kendall) wrote in her memoir that she once tried to turn Bundy in after realising that he matched the description of the man police were searching for, but nothing ever came of her anonymous tip.

Collins as Kloepfer

Collins adds that in order to prepare for the role, she made sure to only look at images and read material that Kloepfer would have seen back in the day so as not to jump ahead.

She also admits that despite her help in bringing the film to life, she’s not sure if Kloepfer will watch it as it understandably bears many painful memories.

“I don’t know if she’s going to see the movie because it’s difficult, but within the filming process, she came on set and she was a positive light on-set,” she said. “You wouldn’t expect that with what happened. She gave us her support. She’s really lovely.”

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile hits Netflix this Friday.